The Disney Vault -The Kimba/ Lion King controversyAlrighty, lets get down to business *rolls up sleeves*.
This is a really big topic people are extremely passionate about. For those who don't know, when the Lion King was released it was the highest grossing animated picture at the time. Alas, everyone knows that the brighter the picture the darker the negative and with great success there was great backlash (as well as a billion of horrid Lion King OCs). The backlash concerned a old franchise named 'Kimba the White Lion', and the fans of said series claimed that 'The Lion King' was a rip off of Osamu Tezuka's 'Kimba the White Lion'.
Osamu Tezuka is considered the 'God of Manga' and one of the pioneers of the anime style. So he obviously has a huge fanbase and a formidable army against Lion King's massive fanbase. There was a lot of blood shed, a lot of finger pointing and name calling...It was absolutely beautiful.
Now I am not a rabid fan of 'The Lion King'. I do love the movie don't get me wrong, but if theres something wrong in the
You Are BeautifulHey there friend,More Like This
I have something I need to tell you -
You are beautiful.
Whether you are a cute little pixie
Or a voluptuous goddess;
Whether your body is a rolling landscape
Or a smooth, flat tropical beach.
This is something I really must stress -
You are beautiful.
Whether your hair is blonde
Or brown or black
Or red or green,
Long or short
Or tied up at the back
Or not there at all -
You are beautiful.
Whether you wear short skirts
Or button-up shirts,
Or torn up jeans
And band t-shirts;
Whether you dress all in pink
Or blue or black
Or every colour
To the sky and back -
You are beautiful.
Whether you don your make-up
Like war paint,
Or you wear none at all -
You are beautiful.
Whether your body is an art gallery
Of scars and stretch marks,
Or as smooth as honey;
Whether you hang out in parks
Or libraries or malls or bars -
You are beautiful.
Whether you stride around
As the magnificent force you are,
Or you ride a wheelchair
Like royalty in a carriage -
You are beautiful.
Boldly Facing The FutureMore Like This
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Many of you have been in this community for a long time, but whether you’ve just joined or you’ve been a member since day one, this is your first impression of the new DeviantArt.
Change is not something that we take lightly, because it affects our collective identity. It was important for us to define who we are and what we’re made of at our core before we changed anything. We all have our own understanding of what that means, but the process of getting that core story down on paper took almost a year.
The result is “Bleed and Breed Art.” This is our center of gravity and our reason for getting out of bed in the morning.
It is the guide and the justification for everything, including our business partnerships, the development of the new app and the design of our new ide
The Road that Leads to YouThe Road that Leads to YouMore Like This
It was midnight. I was still crying. Somewhere, someone once said that tears were love in liquid form. And if that's the case, I just want to cry all the love out of me. The day I saw you, I was immediately love struck. I had fallen head over heels for you. I don't know why I actually believed I had a chance. You always treated me so well, you never pushed me aside. But then you never did those things to anyone. Did I misunderstand where you were coming from? Or was it all a big tease for your own pleasure?
No, it can't be. Even now I strongly believe you don't have an ounce of cruelty in you. But I'm frustrated. Why won't my feelings reach you?
Every time you're near my heart is racing like crazy, I stutter and say stupid things. I get so nervous that I can't breathe. And when I see you with another girl, my chest hurts. I want to be closer to you. To know you even more, to see the side of you that no one else sees. I may not be the prettiest
I Love You Brother Ch. 1Chapter One: A New BrotherMore Like This
What was my life as before? I'm not too sure nowadays; everything seems like some kind of blur when it comes to my childhood. Though my real memories started when I met Dr. Crisis; a very famous cardiologist and my future foster father. My entire life, I only knew the grey walls of my room. The small bed ,that was like my own home, was all I had. Then one day, I had gotten really sick and ended up in the hospital. There, I met Dr. Crisis, he was really nice to me and would buy me snacks from the vending machine in the lobby. At first, I wasn't sure of the man's intentions but, hey, I was getting free Snicker bars and bags of hot Cheetos daily.
After a week, I was withdrewn from the hospital but I felt a bit bad since I was no longer going to see the doctor. After returning to my bed in the orphanage, I felt a unbearable sadness come over me. I missed doctor, I missed him a lot until I heard a familiar voice echo down the hallway. Doctor had come to adopt me.
I Love You Brother Ch. 2Chapter Two: A Secret, Unrequited LoveMore Like This
"Hey brother do you think you could help me with this stupid tie?" Silver whined showing me his tie. I smile and remove the knotted tie from his neck and fix it properly. "Thanks brother! You're so good with those." Silver kissed my cheek as for thanks and went to back his backpack. At this point, I was use to Silver's kisses and embraces so I didn't blush as much as I use to.
"Alright Silver, hurry up. We don't wanna be late." I call to him and head out the door. Dr. Crisis had left early in the morning and Mrs. Crisis had taken an early shift too so me and Silver didn't wanna bother the house chef, Romano, and just made two bowls of cereal. After that, I took hold of Silver's hand and walked to school.
I, myself, had turned 17 a month ago as Silver was 15 and giddy about coming into high school with me. I remember when he was still in middle school, he would always cry out that hewanted to go to high school with me. Even after years of growing,
The Treasure ChestWhen people thought of Mary, the only daughter in the household owned by the family of gold, they thought of a kind, sweet, girl of the age of nine. She had one younger brother and three older brothers.More Like This
They thought of a young girl who could play various instruments like the harp or the piano. The violin, flute, and trumpet. They thought of a girl who would smile sweetly at a stranger on the streets of the town outside, where the people were equally kind. She was thought of as the type of girl who would carry around a rabbit, and it wouldn't die of loneliness, because she would always be by its side.
There was a cruel reality to this young girl, however. One that was hidden away. She had repressed feelings, and although acted kindly, had some large amount of anger or fear or something locked away in a treasure chest within her heart. Two weeks before her eldest brother's twentieth birthday, she started refusing to eat. Soon, all the brothers had left, going on about their own hobbies.
BrokenYour eyes, finding mine across the room.More Like This
Your name, the sweetest word my mouth could taste.
Is it so much as to ask why?
The smallest moments we shared I remember clearly, but do you?
The subtle hints, the slightest actions toward me, are they the truth?
Or do you feel a cold nothingness toward me like I suspected you would?
It hurts, not knowing anything.
Whether we were meant to be.
Or if everything's tricking me.
Like glass, I'm broken, like the last autumn leaf, I'm alone.
How long will it take you to notice how I feel?
How long will it take you to notice the most sincere secret I have to tell?
I cannot tell you anything, however.
In the face of rejection, I'm weak. My pride filled self is washed away, revealing only the most feared part.
Hope is the last resort.
Hoping you would come along and realize we were meant to be.
Hoping you loved me all along.
Just answer me this:
GoneThe night sky loomed above, overcast with the recent showers. Fog gathered in clusters, suffocating the base of the mountains of the surrounding valley. Thousands of luminous lights dotted the charcoal sky, as if leading a wanderer to the goal of their expedition.More Like This
In the center of it all, the world falls away, worries are forgotten, simple anxiety is melted away. Memories tasting of nectar fill the mind, drawing a smile from dissatisfied lips.
Stretch out against the flourishing hills, let the pasture pillow a descent as a breeze carrying the scent of lilies makes its way into the secluded area.
Watch the remaining light of the sun seep into darkness, disappearing into the horizon until all's left is a brilliant reminiscence. The diminutive lanterns that had been fixated on the night sky becoming much more apparent.
Wait, and one will see.
The past is long gone, the future yet to bring surprises.
Live in the present.
Or the chance will be gone.
Just as a shooting star that very night w
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Creature portrait commissionsHi everyone!More Like This
I've got some free time on my hands for the next couple of days, so I've decided to take few commissions.
I'll be doing digital creature portraits, 15$ per drawing.
Comment here or send me a note Thanks ^^
New Lion Guard screenshots surfaceMore Like This
The original pre released screenshot of Kion
The same screenshot but –GASP– Did they change his paw mark?!
There apparently was a trailer sneak peek released this month and Kion has been given a slight design tweak since then. I feel the lion roaring is a bit complex. Especially for something that's suppose to be a badge of employment(for lack of a better word)?
Here's a better screenshot of the changed paw print into roaring lion. It all looks painted on at this point. I'm also still unsure as to whether his original design changes into this or what goes on. It's possible Disney listened to us fans and understood the whole glowing paw print was cliché. I'm still excited for this and eagerly await screenshots of what the Hyenas, and even the rest of the cast look like in this new style aken to Jake And The Neverland Pirates
Llamas on the RunMore Like This
Llamas on the Run
Llama on the Lam
They knew there would be no escaping the security measures of the Arizona “llama ranch” where they were incarcerated, spending their days growing out their woolen coats, greatly valued by hipster trendsetters. They received no benefit from their wool, expropriated with no recompense by their rancher overlords. They were allowed to live so long as the quality of their wool remained high. But there would be n
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I Survived!Well I guess I better do an updateMore Like This
Well yeah, I went ahead and got that wisdom tooth sorted. Was pretty scared going in that I couldnt stop shaking but my dentist is a nice guy and after I got the 'numbing spray' in my mouth before the 4 big injections, it was totally fine. I didn't get any numbing spray before, so that helped with my nervousness xD
And soon after the injections made me feel like a balloon, all he did was push down on the wisdom, hear 3 disturbing cracks and that's it. The tooth was pulled. I didn't even notice it was over after just a few minutes.
So yeah, didn't need any sedatives for that, jeez. It was nowhere near as bad as the last major dental surgery I had!
The aftermath just sucks though, not being able to chew or talk much without discomfort, but today I feel a bit better. Still a tiny bit of a blood, and lots of saliva. My tongue feels like sandpaper though, after having to do so many saltwater mouthwashes... and the super strong savacol.
So the reas
Pursuit of a DreamMore Like This
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Trekking at Sunset
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Felipe Cagno’s Long Journey to “The Lost Kids: Seeking Samarkang.”
Many deviants know well…
…“The Lost Kids: Seeking Samarkand”, the 200+ pages graphic novel written and created by Brazilian storyteller FelipeCagno.
What few know is the story of how it took him almost a decade to bring this story to the public between script re–writes, produc
So you wanna make an adoptable speciesDisclaimer: Everything written here is opinion. I get a lot of people asking for advice, for critique, and I just want a post I can easily link to.More Like This
There is no "right way" to make a species. There are TONS of variables that might affect your success (in sales). Nothing here should be taken literally. It's only my opinion & personal methods!
Not in it for Money
I DO NOT recommend people make an OS for the specific reason that they want to make money.
It's fine to want a little bit of spending money or something in the mindset of a little side-project. But if you go into this market with the expectation of making a living & supporting yourself off of this?
You're very likely to be disappointed, cause yourself unnecessary stress, and possibly make yourself feel like a failure, when you absolutely are not.
A decent part of
Venting: tread lightlyok, so just a little warning, this journal is mostly just venting frustrations and me probably being incredibly immature about a situation, so don't read if you aren't interested in that kind of crap because I know I'm not either, however I feel I need to get out some of the frustration before I explode.More Like This
Now, I've always been pretty protective of my fan made characters I have created. In fact the three I am the most protective of are these guys here:
namely the three at the bottom.
as a matter of fact, I'm going to give a little background to one in particular. I was rooting through old moving boxes the other day and I came across my sketch book from my Elementary School days, and wouldn't you know it? I happened to find my first drawings of Asha I had ever done
quite frankly they kind of scare me now with their disfigured heads and bodies.... I think both were from different parts of th
And Another Art ThiefFollowing up, one user at a time, on the other thieves uncovered in the case against :iconWolfLover1123:More Like This
I recommend that all artists whose works have been stolen file a DMCA takedown with the site here.
The original: by Lyanti, uploaded 2007-03-30.
The original: was by :iconkhaosdog:, who deactivated her account here on , stating on her FurAffinity account that she moved in the outback and no longer had the time to be online. Thanks to RekaCryistall for advising the name of the original artist. A copy of the original, with signature and date, can be viewed
UpdateSo I guess I'll start off by saying that I'm sorry I'm not really around anymore. Going to art school is.....draining, to say the least. I've developed carpal tunnel syndrome in my right arm, and training myself to be ambidextrous is proving more difficult than I initially believed it would be. It only gets more stressful knowing I still have one more art project to finish that requires steady hands (2/3 down, one to go!). So my art might be awful when I come back, just because I might be using a different hand to draw.More Like This
Anyways, enough negativity on that front.
Also, I don't know how many of you are aware of this, but I'm sure that there is a handful of you whom I have been in contact with in the recent months/years whom have learned of this; I've been depressed.
I've gotten help for it, and I can certainly take care of myself on my own now, but for a really really long time, it was very bad. I used to be such an angry person. I would lash out at people for no reason. I would cry a lot